Project 365 – SAMARAMBAM

15th August 2014

Project 365 began on 15th August 2014 at Kalai Illam, Tiruvannamalai. Project 365 Director Abul Kalam Azad inaugurated the project by lighting the lamp. Project 365 photographers Bhagyashri Patki, Panneer Selvam, J Jayaraman and Ami Gupta lighted the lamp.

Director Abul Kalam Azad lighting lamp / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Director Abul Kalam Azad lighting lamp; Photographers Yannick Cormier and Iqbal MK / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives

 

Project 365 photographer Bhagyashri Patki lighting lamp;  Behind Photographer Iqbal MK and Manager Tulsi Swarna Lakshmi / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Project 365 photographer Bhagyashri Patki lighting lamp; Behind Photographer Iqbal MK and Manager Tulsi Swarna Lakshmi / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives

Project 365 manager Tulsi Swarna Lakshmi welcomed the gathering. The team proceeded to discuss and collectively evolve the Project 365 MoU. Photographers Anurag Sharma, Ami Gupta, Seema Krishnakumar, J Jayaraman, Sudha Shunmugam, Varun Gupta, Iqbal MK, Maveeran Somasundaram, Panneer Selvam, Leo James, Bhaygashri Patki, Jiby Charles, Shiv Kiran, Arnav Rastogi and Bharathiaraja were present. Leading photographer Yannick Carmier was also present during the Samarambam. PRoject 365 ART co-ordinator and camp officer Ganeshbabu Chembayil was also present during the Samarambam. 

The Team during the Samarambam /  (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
The Team during the Samarambam / (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Anurag Sharma and Seema Krishnakumar during the Samarambam / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Anurag Sharma and Seema Krishnakumar during the Samarambam / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
EtP gifting signed Miniature Photography notebooks to the Team /  Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
EtP gifting signed Miniature Photography notebooks to the Team / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Director AKA addressing the Team / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Director AKA addressing the Team / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives

Leading playback singer and music composer dedicated a song to the gathered Project 365 photographers.

Popular playback singer and music composer Shahabaz Aman during the Samarambam / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Popular playback singer and music composer Shahabaz Aman during the Samarambam / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives

The evening gathering was organised at Project 365 camp, Tiruvannamalai. The team presented their earlier works and proposed Project 365 concept. The public who had gathered also enjoyed this presentation. 

Photographer JJ presenting to the team and public / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Photographer JJ presenting to the team and public / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Photographer Varun Gupta  presenting to the team and public / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Photographer Varun Gupta presenting to the team and public / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Samarambam - presentation by 365 team / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Samarambam – presentation by 365 team / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives

The open air performance and dinner had to quickly re-arranged inside the camp house due to the sudden down pour. Although it did change the original plan, the rain to the dry Agni Shylam is indeed a grand blessing and it is an honor to begin Project 365 amidst the showers.

 

The team and public during the presentation /  Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
The team and public during the presentation / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives

The small space added to the intimate feeling of the Gazal night with Shahabaz Aman and the performance lasted about an hour. Noted Tamil short story writer Bava Chelladurai was present and interacted with the Project 365 photographers.

Gazal night with popular playback singer and music compower Shahabaz Aman during the Samarambam / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives
Gazal night with popular playback singer and music compower Shahabaz Aman during the Samarambam / Image (C) Leo James / EtP Archives

The year-long PUBLIC PHOTO ART project is well begun. Thank you !!!

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